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Olathe plants gardens to aid in protection of Monarch butterfly population

Visitors to Water Works Park, Parkview Manor, and the community gardens may notice a few more monarch butterflies during their visit this summer. A total of 55 new butterfly-friendly plants have been planted around the community thanks to a donation from Bridging the Gap in Kansas City. 

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Network receives top award for innovation

The City of Olathe Fire Department Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Network received the 2016 Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government from the Alliance for Innovation. The prestigious award was presented at the annual Transforming Local Government Conference held in St. Paul, Minn. June 15-17.

911 trail markers increase safety on city trails

Olathe residents and visitors using the city’s trail system now have another tool to keep them safe. The City of Olathe has installed new 911 trail markers every two-tenths of a mile throughout the 23 mile trail system. 

City of Olathe receives recognition for communication efforts

The City of Olathe received two Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators at its annual Communications School June 7-9 in Washington D.C. The 2015 Budget Infographic received an Award of Excellence in the Infographic category. The Diverging Diamond Interchange video also received an Award of Excellence in the Educational Programs category.

Frontier Pool update - June 13, 2016

Update: June 13, 2016 - Frontier Pool will open on Thursday, June 16, at 12:30 p.m. Thanks to all pool patrons for your patience during this unanticipated closure!

#OlatheActive Challenge

Are you ready to get #OlatheActive with a chance to win great prizes? Join Olathe Parks & Recreation on FacebookTwitter or Instagram to find monthly challenges around Olathe. Complete four of the five challenges by posting pictures using #OlatheActive and you are entered to win a Garmin Nuvi.  Participate throughout the year for grand prizes drawn in July, November, and March.

Celebrate the 4th of July

Enjoy the annual City of Olathe Fireworks Display at the College Boulevard Activity Complex (CBAC), 11031 S. Valley Parkway, at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4. 

Frontier Pool temporarily closed. Swim lessons move.

Frontier Pool remains closed as crews work to repair a leak.

All first session swim lessons scheduled at Frontier Pool will be moved to Oregon Trail Pool. Those enrolled will be contacted by City staff to discuss enrollment options.

Mahaffie summer season promotes family fun

The summer season officially begins in June at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Rd. Enjoy living history activities and stagecoach rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Beyond regular hours, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm offers many special events throughout the summer. 

Wednesday Farmers’ Market opens May 18

Your options for fresh produce and other fun finds are ‘growing’ next week! The Wednesday Olathe Farmers’ Market opens for the season on May 18.

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